Ericka Clay is a traditionally published novelist and poet formerly represented by Robyn Russell. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Creative Writing department and is the author of A Violent Hope. She currently writes here and on her Instagram account, @dearericka.

Ericka has been awarded a number of times by Writers Digest for various short fiction pieces, she has written four novels (one of which placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest) and has had the privilege of sharing her craft, teaching writing classes and holding writers workshops in the South Texas area. She released her novel, A Violent Hope, through her literary imprint, Believable Books, on October 6, 2020.

Ericka lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, one dog (RIP Roxie), and an insatiable need to push buttons, both figuratively and literally.